Yale Daily News Historical Archive

Yale Daily News Historical Archive

Daily News

Originally founded on January 28, 1878, The Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The paper is independent and serves the Yale and New Haven communities. The News has produced many prominent alumni in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Strobe Talbott, and Calvin Trillin, among others. The newspaper also maintains a historical archive of over 140 years of digitized editions of the paper, accessible to the world on this website.

A newspaper is a periodical publication, usually printed on a regular basis (daily or weekly). The main purpose of newspapers is to report news items that have occurred since the previous issue. Newspapers typically contain information about current events, politics and society as well as commentary and analysis.

The person responsible for selecting and editing content for a newspaper is referred to as the editor. Depending on the size of the publication, the editor-in-chief may be in overall charge, while other editors focus on specific subject areas such as sports or local news. These sections are often referred to as “desks”.

Editors are assisted by a variety of staff members, including writers and reporters who write primarily fact-based articles. Graphic artists and photographers create images that support articles and illustrate news stories. Some journalists specialize in a particular area of interest, such as religion or science. Other journalists write more personal columns, reflecting their opinions and experiences. Journalists who regularly write a column are known as columnists.

As the world continues to shift away from traditional paper versions of the newspaper, more and more emphasis is being placed on online and social media delivery of news and information. However, the newspaper as a whole is still very much alive and has an important role to play in the media landscape.

This web page enables users to access the digitized versions of the Yale Daily News from its historical archive, containing over 140 years of full text editions. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is maintained by the Yale University Library and made possible in part through a gift from an anonymous alumnus. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is freely accessible and largely searchable to the general public. For more information about how to obtain permission to reproduce articles or other content appearing on this site, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions site.

This page provides a real-time measure of economic sentiment, calculated by analyzing the language in news articles on topics related to the economy. It is based on the methodology described in Buckman, Shapiro, Sudhof, and Wilson (2020). This page contains high-frequency data for the Yale Daily News Sentiment Index. The index is updated on a weekly basis. A more detailed description of the index is available in the paper. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License. Permission is granted to copy and redistribute this work in any medium, provided that the original work is attributed as follows: “Yale Daily News Sentiment Index. Data as of May 19, 2021.”